stretch marks

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stri·'ae cu·'tis dis·ten·'sae

bands of thin wrinkled skin, initially red but becoming purple and white, which occur commonly on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs at puberty and/or during and following pregnancy, and result from atrophy of the dermis and overextension of the skin; also associated with ascites and Cushing syndrome.
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Purplish ‘stripes’ on the lower abdomen, thighs, iliac crests and breasts in pregnancy and after corticosteroid excess, which whiten after birth, but do not disappear
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stretch marks

A popular name for STRIAE.
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